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Rome’s new luxury department store ‘Rinascente’

Want to buy a Fendi bag, see an ancient Roman aqueduct, browse Italy’s best design brands and have a Campari all in the same building? Meet Rinascente, Rome’s new (well, newly reopened) department store. Rome’s answer to Harvey Nicks or … Continue reading

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Green Fashion Week in Rome

   It’s all about fashion shows @ the ancient Roman Forums this week to raise awareness for Green Fashion Week, now in its 6th edition, following the success in LA, Dubai,  Abu-Dhabi and Milan. The Forum of Augustus and Hadrian’s Temple … Continue reading

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Design Boom: Bulgari interview

Nicola Ferlei-Brown speaks to Bulgari’s Creative Director Lucia Silvestri about her inspirations and creations for the ‘Festa’ collection, as well as Lucia Boscaini, the brand’s Heritage Curator, to discuss the architecture of Rome and the DOMVS museum. Continue reading

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Bio trends, eco utility and sustainability will be big for Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Bio materials made from milk and mushrooms and other natural sources are the future of fashion and will be the norm by 2019. Ferragamo recently launched a collection made from Italian patented Orange Fibre which is created using citrus waste, … Continue reading

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Colour trends for Pre-Fall 2017

Here’s a look at the best colour trends for Pre-Fall, the smaller capsule collection in between September and February fashion weeks. Let’s begin with Red It’s not just about red. It’s red top to toe. Chanel, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli Chanel start … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid designs new Naples high-speed train station

Images © zaha hadid architects 2016 was an exciting year for architecture and 2017 looks set to be no different as we anticipate the construction later this year of the long awaited Naples-Afragola train station. A sculptural cobra-like steel structure, which will … Continue reading

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Oh Mickey: Fashion brands and their Disney designs

From Mickey Mouse to Wonder woman, cartoons have been taking the fashion world by storm for decades. But, more than ever, designers have gone Disney mad, with kitsch embellished T-shirts, dresses and bags. The 90’s nostalgia of cute teen logos … Continue reading

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Bello Magazine: Designers are weaving dream dresses for the modern day Princess

By Nicola Ferlei-Brown        ©Valentino Designers are weaving dream dresses for the modern day Princess Mirror, mirror on the wall.. Which is the most beautiful season of them all? Why, winter, of course. And, a winters tale just became … Continue reading

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David Mamet talks movies

David Mamet, the Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright, Screenwriter and Director, known for works such as ‘American Buffalo’, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, ‘The Untouchables’ and ‘Phil Spector’, talked about his favorite movie moments at the Rome Film Festival’s, Movie Talks. Wearing a … Continue reading

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